The 2015 Audi S3 Review
Joe Donoghue | September 9, 2014
The new Audi S3 has arrived! This model takes the Audi line to the next level.
What we are looking at is a 292 horsepower turbo-charged TFSI engine with 280 lb-ft torque, complimented by Audi’s S-Tronic transmission. This powerhouse packs a punch no matter what gear you are in and how many RPM’s are built. Amazingly, to reach optimal torque and to turn this S3 into a rocket, you only need to reach 1,900RPM, the torque is then delivered consistenly up to its peak at 5,300RPM. This means constant power through all the gears.
The test drive: For those interested, we strongly recommend you visit Pfaff Audi (Vaughan) or H.J. Pfaff Audi (Newmarket) to experience the Pfaff Test Drive. You will experience the precision handling, the extreme acceleration, and the performance that comes from the Quattro all-wheel-drive.
Some of the greatest features the S3 has are the Xenon Plus LED Headlights, Panoramic Sunroof, optional Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, Launch Control, and of course Audi Drive Select. Another unique feature which should be included in all forced-air sports cars is a turbo gauge. As you drive, you can monitor and maximize your turbo output.
Overall, going from my daily driver, a 2011 Volkswagen GTI upgraded to generate 280 horsepower and 325 lb-ft torque, this S3 is a noticeable upgrade in style, comfort, performance and handling.